Sketchbook Assignments Spring 2014

SKETCHBOOK ASSIGNMENT:

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for art media I, art media II and 3D expressions courses
You will be required to maintain a sketchbook throughout your Art Media I, Art Media II and 3D Expressions experiences. It will be much more than a collection of doodles, but rather a window into your artistic development. It will be a substantial work in its’ own right. You may find that it will yield inspiration for other works or that it contains work worthy of photography. Your sketchbook will also be your space. Although exploration of specific content (i.e. drugs, alcohol, anything of a sexual nature) is not condoned, if you have sensitive material you do not want to share please cover that page.  Below you will find all sketchbook requirements and assignments. There are also links for to help you get ideas flowing!

Purchasing Requirements:

  • STURDY
  • THE SIZE SHOULD BE 8.5″ X 11″ OR LARGER
  • USE BOTH SIDES OF THE PAGE
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO CLOSE YOUR SKETCHBOOK WHEN PAGES ARE WET WITH GLUE, PAINT ETC.

sketchbook example copy

ASSIGNMENTS AND DUE DATES :

Sketchbook assignments will be announced and sketchbook work will be checked on Day 5 or Day 6 (depending when your class meets). Sketchbooks are then graded based on effort and craftsmanship and entered into the Academics/Research category on Sapphire. LATE POLICY – TWO POINTS WILL BE SUBTRACTED EACH CLASS PERIOD IT IS LATE. STUDENTS WILL BE AWARDED A MINIMUM OF HALF CREDIT 10/20 IF COMPLETED.

1. Color wash across 2 pages. On top of the color wash, add monochromatic ribbons or weavings.

(20 points, Academics Category)

DUE DATES:

Day 5: February 13, 2014 – Blue, Green, Yellow Classes

Day 6: February 14, 2014 – Orange Class

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2. On the same two pages add text. Make text cohesive with first two layers.

(20 points, Academics Category)

DUE DATES:

Day 5: February 26, 2014 – Blue, Green, Yellow Classes

Day 6: February 27, 2014 – Orange Class

 

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3. Artist Investigation – Impressionism

See Artist Investigation Requirements Below

(20 points, Research Category)

DUE DATES:

Day 5: March 6th – Blue, Green, Yellow Classes

Day 6: March 7th – Orange Class

ARTIST INVESTIGATION REQUIREMENTS:

An artist investigation is an in-depth exploration of an artist from a specific art movement. It may be of an artist of your choosing. Please research an artist you feel inspired by!  Here are some Impressionist artists:

Frédéric Bazille

Gustave Caillebotte

Mary Cassatt

William Merritt Chase

Lovis Corinth

Edgar Degas

Frederick Childe Hassam

Max Liebermann

Édouard Manet

Claude Monet

Berte Morisot

Camille Pissarro

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Tom Roberts

Auguste Rodin

Medardo Rosso

Alfred Sisley

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida

Philip Wilson Steer

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

What Should the Artist Investigation Include?

One photo of the artists’ work must be printed and included in your sketchbook. Please work accross the spine in landscape form and include the following categories:

  • Written Description: Calls for keen observation and vivid detailed recounting of visual characteristics of artwork. For example, you may describe the media, compositions, line quality, form, negative space, texture, brushstrokes, etc. (5 Sentences)
  • Written Reflection: Specifically related to the facts gathered through reading and research, this step entails deeper thinking about the meaning of the work and personal interpretation of it. What do you think about the artist’s intentions, meanings, and ways they were visually expressed? (5 Sentences)
  • Modeling – Duplicate the image! Use a material (color pencil, oil pastel etc), that you think best reflects the work. Then copy it!

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4. Paint the forest floor over 2 pages in your sketchbook

(20 points, Academics Category)

DUE DATES:

Day 5: March 14, 2014 – Blue, Green, Yellow Classes

Day 6: March 17, 2014 – Orange Class

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5. On the same 2 pages (of the forest floor) create cut outs (these can be added or subtracted).

(20 points, Academics Category)

DUE DATES:

Day 5: March 24, 2014 – Blue, Green, Yellow Classes

Day 6: March 25, 2014 – Orange Class

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6.  Lastly, on top of the cutout forest floor, add drawings of interior or exterior space.

(20 points, Academics Category)

DUE DATES:

Day 5: April 2, 2014 – Blue, Green, Yellow Classes

Day 6: April 3, 2014 – Orange Class

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7. Artist Investigation – DADA

See Artist Investigation Requirements Below

(20 points, Research Category)

DUE DATE: April 14th (Blue, Green, 3D Expressions), April 15th (Yellow, Orange)

ARTIST INVESTIGATION REQUIREMENTS:

This investigation may be of an artist of your choosing. Please research an artist you feel inspired by or whose work contains similar visual or conceptual dialogue to that of your own work. Photos of the artists’ work must be printed and included in your sketchbook. Please work accross the spine in landscape form and include the following categories:

  • Description: Calls for keen observation and vivid detailed recounting of visual characteristics of artwork. For example, you may describe the media, compositions, line quality, form, negative space, texture, brushstrokes, etc. (5 Sentences)
  • Reflection: Specifically related to the facts gathered through reading and research, this step entails deeper thinking about the meaning of the work and personal interpretation of it. What do you think about the artist’s intentions, meanings, and ways they were visually expressed? (5 Sentences)
  • Modeling – Duplicate the image! Use a material (color pencil, oil pastel etc), that you think best reflects the work. Then copy it!

ARTISTS TO CHOOSE FROM:

Hans Arp

Johannes Baader

Johannes Baargeld

Hugo Ball

Jean Crotti

Theo Van Doesburg

Marcel Duchamp

Max Ernst

George Grosz

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8. Fill 2 pages with color field painting (not sure what it is? LOOK it up!) On top of the color field painting, add small drawing of objects from everyday life, using sharpie, ink or pen. Small drawings should be in the style of Where’s Waldo.

(20 points, Academics Category)

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DUE DATE:May 5th (Blue, Green, Yellow), May 6th Orange)

9. On the same two pages, add abstract or representational pop-ups.

(20 points, Academics Category)

DUE DATE:May 5th (Blue, Green, Yellow), May 6th Orange)

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10. Artist Investigation – Mannerism 

See Artist Investigation Requirements Below

(20 points, Research Category)

DUE DATE: September 30th (Blue, Green, 3D Expressions), October 1st (Yellow, Orange)

ARTIST INVESTIGATION REQUIREMENTS:

This investigation may be of an artist of your choosing. Please research an artist you feel inspired by or whose work contains similar visual or conceptual dialogue to that of your own work. Photos of the artists’ work must be printed and included in your sketchbook. Please work accross the spine in landscape form and include the following categories:

  • Description: Calls for keen observation and vivid detailed recounting of visual characteristics of artwork. For example, you may describe the media, compositions, line quality, form, negative space, texture, brushstrokes, etc. (5 Sentences)
  • Reflection: Specifically related to the facts gathered through reading and research, this step entails deeper thinking about the meaning of the work and personal interpretation of it. What do you think about the artist’s intentions, meanings, and ways they were visually expressed? (5 Sentences)
  • Modeling – Duplicate the image! Use a material (color pencil, oil pastel etc), that you think best reflects the work. Then copy it!

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11. Cover 2 pages with notes from other classes. On top of the same 2 pages,  draw animals in motion (with color!)

(20 points, Academics Category)

DUE DATE: September 30th (Blue, Green, 3D Expressions), October 1st (Yellow, Orange)

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12. Cover 2 pages using tissue and water to create a watercolor effect. Once dried, add detailed anatomy drawings with ink (you chose the area of anatomy to focus on).

(20 points, Academics Category)

DUE DATE: September 30th (Blue, Green, 3D Expressions), October 1st (Yellow, Orange)

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13. Artist Investigation – Cubism

See Artist Investigation Requirements Below

(20 points, Research Category)

DUE DATE: September 30th (Blue, Green, 3D Expressions), October 1st (Yellow, Orange)

ARTIST INVESTIGATION REQUIREMENTS:

This investigation may be of an artist of your choosing. Please research an artist you feel inspired by or whose work contains similar visual or conceptual dialogue to that of your own work. Photos of the artists’ work must be printed and included in your sketchbook. Please work accross the spine in landscape form and include the following categories:

  • Description: Calls for keen observation and vivid detailed recounting of visual characteristics of artwork. For example, you may describe the media, compositions, line quality, form, negative space, texture, brushstrokes, etc. (5 Sentences)
  • Reflection: Specifically related to the facts gathered through reading and research, this step entails deeper thinking about the meaning of the work and personal interpretation of it. What do you think about the artist’s intentions, meanings, and ways they were visually expressed? (5 Sentences)
  • Modeling – Duplicate the image! Use a material (color pencil, oil pastel etc), that you think best reflects the work. Then copy it!

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14. Illustrate a gradual transformation from one object to another.

(20 points, Academics Category)

morphing objects pencil drawing

DUE DATE:May 5th (Blue, Green, Yellow), May 6th Orange)

15. Use the object transformation to answer the question, ” I am ___________ in this world!” Further develop your idea by filling the page with a drawing or illustration. No white space!

(20 points, Academics Category)

IMG_3479DUE DATE:May 5th (Blue, Green, Yellow), May 6th Orange)

16. Create ink blots across 2 pages. 

(20 points, Academics Category)

DUE DATE: September 30th (Blue, Green, 3D Expressions), October 1st (Yellow, Orange)

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17. Turn inkblot/burnt pages into phobias (see list for ideas) Fill the page! No White Space!

(20 points, Academics Category)

DUE DATE: September 30th (Blue, Green, 3D Expressions), October 1st (Yellow, Orange)

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